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Conference Papers

Conferences attended and papers given 2010-14

During the 4 year duration of the project members of the team delivered a total of 56 individually authored conference papers and research seminars.

Everson, J

2011 (July) Early Modern Research Centre, University of Reading, International Conference, Italian Academies Panel (chaired by Everson): ‘The Italian Academies: new research horizons’.

2011 (July) Society for Italian Studies Biennial conference, panel on the Italian Academies, (chaired by Everson).

2012 (January ) Toulouse-Le Mirail: ‘Le Accademie italiane agli albori della modernità’, (invited speaker)

2012 (February) All Souls, Oxford: ‘The Italian Academies 1525-1700: the first intellectual networks of early modern Europe’.

2012 (February) ‘Le Accademie italiane del Cinque e Seicento: nuove richerche e una nuova risorsa on-line’, Conference Le Virtuose Adunanze 1, Latina/Universities of Rome and Bologna (invited speaker).

2012 (June) ‘The Italian Academies 1525-1700: the first intellectual networks of early modern Europe’, paper to the collaborative workshop, Performative Literary Cultures, Ghent

2012 (October) ‘Non solo a Bologna. Letteratura d’occasione nelle Accademie del Cinque e Seicento’, in Saperi, emblemi e simboli a Bologna e l’Europa del Rinascimento, IGRS London and the University of Bologna.

2013 (April) ‘Re-evaluating occasional literature: the case of the Italian Academies of the early modern period.’ Renaissance Society of America annual conference, San Diego.

2013 (May) ‘England and the English in the Italian Academies database’ at Northumbria University (Continental Connections seminar; invited speaker).

Sampson, L

2010 (October) ‘Secular manuscript drama in sixteenth-century Italy’, Early Modern Research Centre, University of Reading, Graduate Research Seminar series.

2011 (July) ‘Theatre in Parma and the Accademia degli Innominati (1574-1608)’, (i) Early Modern Research Centre, University of Reading, International Conference; and (ii) Society for Italian Studies, St. Andrews.

2011 (October) ‘Manuscript drama in the late sixteenth-century courts of Northern Italy: Barbara Torelli Benedetti’s Partenia (c.1586)’, University of Oxford, St John’s College, two-day conference on European Theatre in the Sixteenth Century: the Latin and Vernacular traditions (invited speaker).

2012 (June) ‘Theatre in the Italian Academies: The Innominati of Parma (1574-1608)’, Ghent.

2012 (September) ‘Gentlemen of Verona: Theatre in the Accademia Filarmonica, 1543-1604’, British Library, Italian Academies International Conference ‘The Italian Academies 1525-1700: the first intellectual networks of early modern Europe’, The British Library, London.

2013 (April) ‘Amateurs Meet Professionals: Theatrical Activities in the Italian Academies’, Early Modern Research Centre Colloquium, University of Reading: Academic Culture and the Culture of Academic Competitions in early Modern Europe.

2013 (April) ‘Comici dell’arte and Italian academies: Adriano Valerini, Isabella Andreini, Giovan Battista Andreini’, Renaissance Society of America, San Diego CA.

2013 (May) ‘Atalanta and the tradition of Italian Pastoral Drama’, Cambridge, Handel Opera Study Session (invited speaker).

2013 (October) ‘Actresses in Sixteenth Century Italy: Isabella Andreini between/beyond stage and page’, Early Modern Research Centre, Reading, Interdisciplinary Seminar on The Renaissance Stage in England and Italy.

2014 (March) ‘Performing female cultural sociability: Isabella Pallavicino Lupi and Angelo Ingegneri’s Danza di Venere (1584)’. Renaissance Society of America, New York

2014 (March) ‘“Gir’ in porto a le degn’opre Intenta”: Isabella Andreini and the Intenti Academy of Pavia’. Invited public lecture at New York University. http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/content/isabella-andreini-and-intenti-academy-pavia-2014

2014 (June) ‘The performance of literary texts in social entertainments in early modern Italy / La performance dei testi letterari negli intrattenimenti di società nell’Italia della prima età moderna. Rome, conference of the European Research Council Italian Voices project (invited speaker).

2014 (June) Invited roundtable contributor on Pastoral Drama panel at international theatre group meeting, University of Oxford (Director Robert Henke, University of St Louis, Missouri, Theatre Without Borders: Transnational networks and systems in Early Modern Theatre.

Gianfrancesco, L

2010 (October)‘E quel dicembre si vide l’inferno’: il Vesuvio nell’editoria napoletana del primo Seicento’. International Conference, Naples crucible of the world, British Library, London.

2011 (March) ‘Lingua Napolitana: discussing the origins of an erudite game’. Paper delivered at a Conference panel co-organized with Prof Nancy Canepa at the RSA (Renaissance Society of America) Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.

2011 (May) ‘The world of academies: Intellectuals, courtly life and festivities in early modern Naples.’ Workshop entitled: Citizen cultures and ritual in early modern Italy and Spain, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University.

2011 (May) ‘Accademie e Santi: agiografia antropologica ed iconografia agiografica tra Napoli e Sicilia nel XVII secolo’. AATI (American Association of Italian Teachers) Annual Conference, Erice, Sicily.

2012 (May) ‘Scienza, immagini, politica e religione: la questione ‘vesuviana’ nell’Accademia degli Oziosi.’ Cultura Y Ciencia En La Academia Napolitana De Los Ociosos, Palazzo Real Monte Manso di Scala/ Istituto Cervantes, Naples

2012 (September) ‘From manuscript to print: the Oziosi and Sileni Neapolitan academies’ written and visual tributes to Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain.’ International conference, ‘The Italian Academies 1525-1700: the first intellectual networks of early modern Europe’, The British Library, London.

2013 (March) ‘Academies and cultural exchange in early modern Spanish Naples: from intellectual debates to propaganda.’ Seminar paper delivered at University College London

2013 (May) ‘Vesuvio e società: propaganda, informazione e dibattito intellettuale a Napoli del primo Seicento.’ Napoli e il Gigante: Il Vesuvio tra imagine e scrittura dall’Europa moderna all’era dell’umanistica digitalizzata. Conference co-organized with Professor Rosa Casapullo, held at University Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples.

2013 (June) ‘From astrology to magic: alternative medicine and ‘visual’ experimentation in early modern Naples.’ ESSWE 4: The Fourth International ESSWE Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2013 (September) ‘“And the voice of the people climbed Parnassus”: lingua napolitana from Street Dialect to Canon.’ Oral and written cultures in early modern Italy, University of Leeds

2014 (March) ‘Exploring dissent in early modern Naples: from political protest to intellectual heterodoxy’. Renaissance Society of America, New York.

2014 (April) ‘From astrology to magic: medicine and scientific experimentation in early modern Naples’, Academia Scientiae conference, University of Vienna.

Testa, S

2010 (June) ‘Italian Academies and their Books’, at Cultural Institutions and Literary Reception in Europe - Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies – University of

London. Conference organized by Research Project on the Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe (RBAE) and supported by the British Academy.

2011 (March), ‘Facebooks, Italian Academies and a touch of leggerezza’ at University of Reading Seminars in Italian Literature.

2011 (June) ‘The Intellectual Network of Early-Modern Europe in the Italian Academies Database’ at Commerce, Negotiations, and Exchanges, Early-Modern Studies Conference, University of Reading.

2011(July), ‘Changing the narrative: Italian Academies from Maylender to the Italian Academies Database’, at Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference, University of Saint Andrews.

2011 (October) ‘Italian Academies 1525-1700, the first intellectual networks of early-modern Europe. A project online’, at Late Medieval and Early Modern Italy Seminar, The Institute of Historical Research, London.

2012 (July) ‘Politics and geography in Venetian Academies, 1500-1700’, at Transnational Italy: National Identity and the World Atlas, Society for Italian Studies interim Conference, University of Reading.

2012 (September) ‘Italian Academies’ facebooks. A work in progress’. International conference, ‘The Italian Academies 1525-1700: the first intellectual networks of early modern Europe’, The British Library, London.

2012 (October) ‘Il network delle Accademie bolognesi nell’Italian Academies Database’, conference entitled Saperi emblemi e simboli tra Bologna e l’Europa del Rinascimento, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies (London).

2013 (April) ‘Geography and Politics in Venetian Academies: 1500-1700’, at Renaissance Society of America annual Conference – San Diego.

2013 (April) Roundtable on Performative Literary Culture: Roundtable on Humanist Conviviality and Vernacular Literary Sociability: Where Do We Stand and How to Move Forward? Co-org. with Arjan VanDixhoorn;

2013 (May) ‘Geography, politics, and diplomacy in Venetian Academies (1500-1700)’, at Venetian Seminars – Durham University.

2013 (May) ‘Geografia politica e diplomazia nelle accademie Veneziane (1525-1700)’, at Le Virtuose adunanze. La cultura accademica tra XVI e XVII secolo: Emblemi, simboli, linguaggi, Sperlonga (Rome).

2013 (June) ‘English and French intellectuals in Italian Academies’, at La culture académique entre l’Italie, l’Angleterre et la France: nouvelles pistes de recherches’, at Festival de l’histoire de l’art. Fontainebleau (3e édition).

2013 (June) Italian Academies (1525-1700), a project online’, at The Intellectual Networks in the Long Seventeenth century –Durham University. Centre for Seventeenth century studies.

2013 (September) ‘Searching for oral culture in the Italian Academies’, at Oral and written cultures in early-modern Italy. University of Leeds, Italian Voices Project.

Denman, T

2013 (April) ‘The Knowing Gaze: The shifting role of the connoisseur and connoisseurship in art and its histories,’ Association of Art Historians, University of Reading.

2013 (April) ‘Longhi, Venturi and the Caravaggio Exhibition of 1951,’ Association of Art Historians, University of Reading.

2013 (April) Denman, T., ‘Academies, Imprese and the Status of the Artist in Late Sixteenth-Century Italy.’ Renaissance Society of America annual conference, San Diego, CA.

2014 (March) ‘Reading Publics,’ at Renaissance Society of America, New York, sponsored by the Newberry Library, Chicago, and Warwick Centre for the Study of the Renaissance.

2014 (March) ‘Giovan Battista Manso and the Politics of Publishing,’ at Renaissance Society of America, New York.

Reidy, D

2011 (July), ‘Illustrations in Italian Academy books’, Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference.

2013 (April) Illustrating the Academies- from woodcut to copper and steel-engraving.’ Renaissance Society of America annual conference, San Diego, CA.

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